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Michigan State Police hiring this year

There will be a socially distanced recruiting drive at the Newberry detachment of the Michigan State Police next Saturday, January 30th. Everything will be done without leaving your vehicle. Those interested are invited to attend between 10 AM and 3 PM at 7942 M-123 Highway Newberry MI, 49868. A recruiter …

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COVID-19 update shows improvement for the Keweenaw

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department put out a COVID-19 update late Thursday that was largely positive. Seventy cases were reported across the entire district, but only 47 came from Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw Counties combined. In Baraga, recoveries once again outpaced new positives. Houghton had the most cases at …

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Wind chills expected to be below zero all day

Friday will be the coldest day of the winter so far. With high temperatures in the Keweenaw struggling to get into the teens and a stiff northwest wind sustained at 15 miles per hour, the wind chill is not expected to reach zero. According to the wind chill chart from …

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Lions Introduce Coach Campbell – Friday Sports Wrap

College Hockey The Michigan Tech hockey team returns to the ice this weekend, with a home series against Lake Superior State University. Games begin tonight at 6:07 and tomorrow at 4:07. The Northern Michigan University hockey squad is off this weekend. Their series at Alabama-Huntsville has been postponed because the …

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New business handled at Wednesday’s Hancock Council meeting

With over two hours of Wednesday’s Hancock City Council meeting devoted to old business, they still managed to take care of some new items. Jordan Johnson is relocating and his resignation from the Downtown Development Authority was accepted with regret. It is effective immediately, and the search for a replacement …

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Stimulus payments can take many forms

Last month’s economic stimulus funds are already beginning to pad consumer bank accounts. For those who are registered with the IRS for direct deposit, you probably saw your payment before New Year’s Day.  John Sullivan, former Houghton City Councilman, received a MetaBank Visa Card earlier this week. The front is …

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Calumet man arrested for role in the capital

The son of a former state representative, whose family has deep roots to the Keweenaw, was arrested this week related to his presence at the United States Capitol Building on January 6th. Karl Dresch has been charged with two misdemeanors and one felony for trespassing and attempting to halt the …

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Small business grant applications due by noon Friday

Correction: Article originally listed the deadline as 12:00 AM Friday for the survival grants. It is actually 12:00 PM. The application period for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Small Business Survival Grant program ends tomorrow. In total, there is a pool of $55 million available for COVID-19 relief to struggling …

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New Hancock rental fee structure still not settled

At Wednesday’s Hancock City Council meeting, no rental fee schedule was agreed upon, setting up the need for another meeting next week before the new ordinance takes effect on February 1st. What had been proposed was a one-time $250 administration charge for the initial paperwork and inspection. Afterwards, there would …

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Demand for mental health services is plateauing

Copper Country Mental Health Services remains busy, but two months into the latest round of lockdowns it isn’t noticing a spike in demand. It is unclear if an elevated, but steady, rate is the first gradual step toward overall improvement. CCMHS is part of a regional network covering the entire …

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